It's the tenth anniversary of the Bristol Bay Fly Fishing and Guide Academy. This week-long course brings youth from around the region to teach them the skills they'd need to get a job in the sports fishing industry, which is dominated by guides from the lower 48.
Ask fishermen what the worst-case scenario on the water could be, and many might say going overboard. One greenhorn in Bristol Bay’s commercial salmon fishery faced that nightmare in a rowboat near the Bermuda Triangle. KDLG’s Austin Fast caught up with him in Dillingham before the start of the season.
Nushagak District fishermen have taken over 150,000 fish. North Peninsula fishermen in the Chigniks are seeing record low escapements. Not only are they not fishing commercially, but some residents are even voluntarily limiting their subsistence activities.